Monday, May 25, 2009

Remembering Why

It's Memorial Day. Lots of people will be picnicking, cooking out, camping and celebrating the beginning of summer. Most school-age kids are free for the next couple of months. And sometimes in the hustle and bustle of our holiday plans, we forget what this day means.

It is a day of remembrance. Hundreds of thousands of men and women have given their lives to defend our freedom. Many of them are at rest in places unknown and many are resting on foreign shores.

To those who have given their lives for our country, your sacrifices are not forgotten.

To those who have served and returned, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To those who are currently serving, I salute you and say a prayer for your safe return.


  1. What a wonderful post! My love and gratitude also go out to all who preserve our freedom!!


  2. GOd Bless to all our service men and woman whom have fought for our countries and are still fighting for our countries.

  3. Yes, God Bless them and watch over them all! Bless you for posting this, Gayle. I have 2 boys in the service and one of them is in Iraq now and I appreciate all the prayers going out to them and all of the others protecting our freedoms.

  4. Love the post, as a military wife I appreciate the rememberance of what this day really stands for :)